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Toby Miller and Richard Maxwell, authors of the new book, Greening the Media, are inviting environmentally-aware Angelenos, for an evening of drinks, discussion and book signing at seven o’clock on Wednesday, June 20th at The Hub LA, located at 830 Traction Ave in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles (across from the Novel Café).
You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media, published by Oxford Publishing, is a new way of conceptualizing and undertaking the history and political economy of the media that focuses on the ecological impact of print, cell phones, and everything in-between. Maxwell and Miller reveal the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices, to show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste.
ABOUT TOBY MILLER
Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist and the author of over 30 books. He has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs. His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.
ABOUT RICHARD MAXWELL
Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media and a Professor of Media Studies at Queens College. He has published widely on a range of topics, from television in Spain's democratic transition to Hollywood's international dominance, from media politics in the post 9-11 era to how big political economic forces work in the mundane routines of daily life and culture. He recently spoke about Greening the Media at the New York TV Academy's "Mid-Morning Exchange."